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Although Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are subject to rigid asset limits, the federal government has provided a few avenues for beneficiaries to earn income that supplements their SSI benefit.

The Social Security Act imposes a $2,000 asset limit on SSI beneficiaries, a ...

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of his or her life. This is legally true once your child reaches the age of 18 as this is the age the state considers your child to be an adult with the legal right to govern his or her own life.

Up until ...

Reversing a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rules that a state housing authority cannot count distributions from a special needs trust funded by a settlement as income because the payments would not be considered income had the settlement been taken as a lump sum ...

A New Jersey appeals court determines that the caretaker child exception does not apply to a Medicaid applicant who transferred her house to her daughter because the daughter did not provide continuous care for the two years before the Medicaid applicant entered a nursing home. M.K. v ...

Joining the states of Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has found that non-lawyers who apply the law to a Medicaid applicant’s specific circumstances are engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

The state Supreme Court had received complaints that ...


The following are the 2016 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as the 2016 federal and New Jersey estate and gift tax numbers:
 


The following are the 2016 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by the Centers for Medicare & ...

The United States Senate recently unanimously approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act in an effort to provide those with disabilities the right to create their own special needs trust. 

Special needs trusts are used to enable individuals with disabilities to qualify for government ...

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that the use of short-term Medicaid qualified annuities is a permissible Medicaid planning strategy. In so doing, the court in Zahner v. Secretary, Pa. Dept. Of Human Services concluded that a Medicaid planning ...

Legislation that will require hospitals to notify patients of their status as outpatients has passed Congress and should be signed into law by the President. Outpatient status limits the patient’s ability to receive Medicare coverage for care in a skilled nursing facility after ...

The following are the 2015 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by CMS:

Medicaid

The following are the 2015 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by CMS:

Medicaid

Income Cap

$2,199

Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA)

$119,220

Minimum CSRA

$23,844

Maximum Minimum ...

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